Queensland Supreme & District Court Awards for Personal Injuries in 2023

In Queensland, the Supreme and District Courts are now closed for the holiday period, set to reopen on 29 January 2024. As the year ends, we look back on the decisions reported in 2023 with respect to claims for personal injuries. In total, there were only 6 reported personal injury court decisions that had gone … Read more

Deceptive Legal Tactics in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation claims are meant to provide support and protection for employees who suffer workplace injuries. However, what happens when employers, their insurers, or their legal representatives employ deceptive tactics to hinder the process? The case of Francis v MSF Sugar Limited sheds light on the concerning issue of deception by defendants and the role … Read more

‘Bad’ slip & fall claims: Examples of ‘losing’ injury claims

When considering bringing a public liability claim for injuries sustained in public places or at work, it’s essential to understand the potential challenges and legal risks involved. Not every claim for personal injury brought before the court is successful. Evaluating the merits of your potential claim early and carefully is critical to knowing whether or … Read more

Queensland Supreme & District Court Awards for Personal Injuries in 2022

In Queensland, the Supreme and District Courts are now closed for the holiday period, set to reopen in mid-late January 2023. We look back on the decisions reported in 2022 with respect to claims for personal injuries. In total, there were only 8 reported personal injury court decisions that had gone through a proper trial. … Read more

The importance of “asking” Workcover for a Notice of Assessment

We often dispel a common misconception that it is not possible to bring a common law claim for damages after the expiry of 3 years since the date of the event causing the injury, set out by s.11 of the Limitation of Actions Act 1974 (Qld) (‘LAA’). When an injured person makes a statutory workers’ compensation claim, s.302 of the Workers’ … Read more

Your responsibility to identify the registration number of the at-fault vehicle following a road accident

A harsh decision was handed down by the Supreme Court of Queensland this year rejecting a claim by an injured motorbike rider who failed to make proper inquiries following a motor vehicle accident. Case: Ford v Nominal Defendant [2022] QSC 179 The circumstances of the accident were that a truck and motorbike were travelling on … Read more

Queensland Supreme Court Awards for Personal Injuries in 2021

We look back on decisions made in the Supreme Court of Queensland for 2021 with respect to claims for personal injuries. In total, decisions for only 8 trials were reported. Other trials for personal injury claims may have been held in 2021 but unless the judgment was included in an official law report series, they … Read more